It’s been quite a long while since I did one of these.
At almost 2 years and 1 month, Elizabeth:
- Still runs and climbs with reckless abandon. There is hardly anything she will not at least try to scale or an area that she will not try to explore (ask the folks at the credit union from yesterday, LOL).
- Understands most of what is said to her and follows directions (eg, put the toys down so we can put your jacket on).
- Says: mama, dada, hi, car, door, cat, Sid, cup, baby, uh oh, tickle-tickle-tickle, chin, ear, eye, hair, heart, toot-toot, boot, shoe, shirt, cray (crayon/marker)
- She knows most of her colors and can name yellow, blue, green, red, and purple fairly consistently.
- She knows her shapes, can match different shaped blocks to the shapes in the lid.
- Tries out the words that she hears from you, ex. “chuga chuga choo choo”
- LOVES coloring and drawing. We have run through three or four books of Color Wonder pages.
- Has decided she wants to be a big girl and drink what Mommy and Daddy drink, to the tune of stealing sips of soda and coffee when we are out of the room.
- Has decided that she likes to have her own quiet time in her rocking chair in her room by herself
- Has her favorite books that she enjoys “reading”.
- Loves technology – tablet, Kindle, phone, etc. – if it has a touch screen, she loves it.
- Sings to herself, play Pat-a-Cake
- Shows a extroverted nature that enjoys being around people
- Has learned to pout when she doesn’t get her way, crocodile tears. Still throws angry fits when she is upset, which usually amount to her flopping herself on the floor and wailing. We are doing our best to be consistent in that her fits garner her no attention, nor does she get what she is after by throwing them.
- Thoroughly enjoys the outdoors and hates having to come inside.
- Loves to wash her hands and will brush her teeth on her own, loves to stand on the footstool and look in the bathroom mirror while she does it.
- Understands and communicates beyond the few words that she can say, ie, pointing at what she wants, coming when you call her, stopping what she is doing when you say “stop” (though she doesn’t like it and will show you that she doesn’t like it), going to the gate, and then running to her room after it’s opened, when she is ready for bedtime.
- Has learned to go to people, grab their hand, and pull them up when she wants them to go somewhere or to get something for her.
She is doing something new every day and I am constantly amazed by my daughter. ^_^